One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that one is not prepared to divulge secret or confidential information.
- ‘Last year, my gifts were mostly made up of all the books that had inspired me in the previous year, coupled with small cartoon-like cards; and this year… well, that would be telling.’
- ‘Well, that would be telling now, wouldn't it?’
- ‘The old man smiled and winked, ‘now that would be telling!’’
- ‘There's even a sweet mystery to be had in the form of… but that would be telling.’
- ‘‘One of them is quite famous but that would be telling,’ Tim teases.’
- ‘As for replying to your wonderment over whether or not Jesse's fallen for Will just a little bit… well, that would be telling.’
- ‘And that would be telling… Plus I'm not sure yet.’
- ‘‘Now that would be telling,’ she grinned as she took a seat beside Kaye.’
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